Thanks to laser hair removal, removing your unwanted hair is easier and less painful than ever. However, you may have some questions as to how exactly this procedure works and if it is right for you, as understanding the treatment can help you decide if laser hair removal is your best option. Learn more about laser hair removal and what it could mean for you by reading below, and if you are interested in undergoing treatment, contact Dr. Alan Rockoff at The Rockoff Dermatology Center with offices in Brookline, MA, and Andover, MA.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal uses light energy pulsed over the skin to remove hair. The hair absorbs the light’s energy, which then damages the hair follicle and prevents it from producing hair. The procedure is often described as feeling like a rubber band snapping on the skin, however, patients often report that, while slightly uncomfortable, their laser hair removal treatments are not painful. Laser hair removal requires several sessions to successfully prevent hair growth altogether.
Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?
Since the laser used in the process uses the contrast of color between skin and hair, good candidates for laser hair removal are fair skinned and have darker unwanted hair. A good candidate for laser hair removal is also in good health and able to undergo the procedure. Candidates should understand that results vary from person to person and have realistic expectations for their end results.
Laser Hair Removal Treatments in Brookline, MA, and Andover, MA
If you think you can benefit from laser hair removal, you should ensure that it is the best treatment option for you by contacting Dr. Alan Rockoff at The Rockoff Dermatology Center. Call (978) 475-9230 to schedule your appointment in Brookline or (617) 731-2390 to schedule your appointment in Andover today!